Dodgers Leave Hyun-Jin Ryu Off NLDS Roster
- Author: Santos West Oct 08, 2017,
Oct 08, 2017, 0:25
This time, he couldn't even keep the ball in the yard. Led by third baseman, Justin Turner and his five RBI's the Dodgers never trailed, and looked as good as they did during their historical run earlier this summer.
Kershaw struck out 7 Diamondbacks and held Arizona to 5 hits over 6 1/3 innings in Los Angeles on Friday, but four of those hits were solo home runs by A.J. Pollock in the third, J.D. Martinez in the sixth, and Ketel Marte and Jeff Mathis in the seventh. Scoring two runs off a Corey Seager triple following a clutch Austin Barnes pinch-hit in the bottom of the 8 inning solidified the lead for good.
This will be the first postseason start of his major league career.
Arizona manager Torey Luvullo suggested that if that Game 5 proves necessary, his team will be ready. "When you have a lead like that, it's about attacking guys, not giving up free bases and pounding the zone". "I thought he was spectacular for us tonight". Kenley Jansen let a run squeak by on an RBI force out in the ninth inning, but quickly recovered to squash the D-backs' rally with a first-pitch, game-ending line out from David Peralta. You're not going to outthink them, you're not going to out this-or-that. "Obviously, it was frustrating the way it ended but thankfully I had a big lead".
Barring a sweep of the Diamondbacks, Wood - who posted a 2.72 ERA during the regular season - will take the mound Tuesday in Arizona for a pivotal Game 4.
Game 2 may not be an elimination game, but it may well be a must-win for the Diamondbacks. Cody Bellinger followed Turner's homer with a single and scored on Yasiel Puig's double. The Dodgers ten iced this one with a two-spot in the eighth inning.
Is this Arizona's best chance to get one back? Playing from behind all night, Arizona couldn't catch up.
This may seem contradictory to what we just said about Kershaw. The rest of what got them that win started in the first inning. "So I think that as we go through matchups and looking at the roster, Alex is the clear choice to start Game 4". "They were sitting on the fastball most of the time".
Ray pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief in the National League wild-card game Wednesday.
It's great to hit home runs off of Kershaw, but he is more than willing to give up runs that way rather than a crooked number from a string of singles an offense puts together against him.